Ann-Elin is a Neuroscience student who spent a semester at McGill University, Canada.
"I spent my first semester of second year studying Animal Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. When I returned to Nottingham, I changed degree and am now in Neuroscience.
Adjusting to a different way of life and education system, meeting people from all over the world and experiencing new things everyday was the most enriching experience I ever had, and really made my exchange one of the best moments of my life. Not only did I make lifelong friendships, I also gained invaluable employability skills such as time management, adaptability and interpersonal skills. This really helped me obtain internships in France and the USA this summer!
If you also want to embark on this amazing journey or want more information, do not hesitate to get in touch."
Danny is an Economics with Chinese Studies student who spent a semester at the Nottingham Ningbo Campus, China.
"Throughout my time abroad I had the chance to explore some amazing landscapes, learn some Mandarin and to fully immerse myself in Chinese culture.
However, what I loved the most was sharing experiences with new friends from around the world. It’s amazing how much you will learn from the experiences and friends you make abroad! I was also able to travel to other neighbouring countries I was interested in, such as South Korea and Taiwan.
Although it may seem scary at first, I highly recommend you study abroad if you’re considering it. If you have any questions or worries, feel free to message me or any of the team – we’re here to help!"
Leon is a Politics student who spent a year at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
"Two years have passed since I studied abroad and I still believe it was one of the best decisions I’ve taken.
Since returning to the UK, I’ve advised students to go and experience their own adventure abroad. I also became a finalist of the 2015 National Undergraduate of the Year Award, which led to a 12 month work placement at L’Oréal. All of this was possible because studying abroad gave me a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, open my mind, and add an exciting chapter to my life.
Feel free to ask me anything about studying abroad, including travelling around Asia, the British Council Hong Kong’s scholarship, improving you career prospects, or even how to maintain a long-distance relationship!"
Madeleine is an English student who spent a semester at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
"Now I am back home with all the memories, and, I can safely say it was one of the best things I have done in my life so far! I have learnt so much in terms of American culture and college life, and also made so many forever friends from all over the globe.
I will never forget all of the experiences I had at UNC, from the small things such as Girl Scout Cookies to the big things such as standing court side at a winning basketball game.
Studying abroad brings you confidence and allows you opportunities to do things you’ve never done before, as well as changing the way you see yourself and the world around you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to help!"
Solin is a Psychology student who spent a year at the Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia.
"At first I was hesitant about applying to study abroad but decided to take a chance and it was honestly the best decision I’ve ever made. In just under a year I travelled to 7 different countries, made some incredible friends, tasted amazing food and made unforgettable memories.
Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to experience things I’d only dreamed of before such as; mountain climbing, scuba diving in crystal clear waters and backpacking across a continent. The fact I was able to do all of this whilst studying towards my degree is truly remarkable and I cannot recommend it more.
Studying abroad is an incredible experience and I would urge anyone who has the opportunity to take it. You will not regret it!"
Lara is a Physics student who spent a year at The University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
"Studying on the other side of the world gives you access to great travel locations that you may find more difficult to get to from the UK. The different academic year structure also gives you lots of free time to explore your new hemisphere.
A new country also introduces you to a range of new cultures. Being in New Zealand has left me with a new found love of rugby and I even got to meet the All Blacks at their World Cup victory parade.
Studying abroad also gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and provides you with endless travel companions for the future.
My year abroad was the best experience ever and I hope all of you can have a great time too, feel free to email me with any questions."
Molly is a English and French student who undertook a year in France on Erasmus exchange at Université Paris Diderot and Université Stendhal-Grenoble.
"I spent my third year abroad in France, whilst my English studies were put on hold for a year, with the aim to improve my French and to integrate into French culture. I spent half of the year studying in beautiful Paris and the second half in Grenoble, a city at the foot of the French Alps.
It was fantastic to be so independent and to make friends from all over the world. My time in Paris taught me that I really am a city girl, being kept busy every day making the most of such a vibrant place. In Grenoble I got to experience a whole other side of France, enjoying a season of skiing and doing lots more travelling around the rest of the country.
My experience was invaluable and difficult to put into words. I never thought my ability to speak French would come along as it did, just by throwing myself into difficult, new and exciting situations every day. Spending time abroad is definitely the highlight of my University experience and I couldn’t recommend it more."